Yeshiva University

The Yeshiva University ( YU also called ) is a private Jewish university in New York City in the U.S. state of New York. The college was founded in 1886. Currently, 5,994 students are enrolled. In 2011 she was 68th place after Times Higher Education Ranking in the universities in the world ranking. Among the former heads of the university is "The Rav " Joseph Ber Soloveitchik.


Undergraduate Level

  • Jewish Studies
  • Economics (Sy Syms School of Business )
  • Yeshiva College ( Undergraduate )
  • Stern College for Women ( Undergraduate )
  • S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program

Graduate level

  • Jewish Education and Administration ( Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration )
  • Jewish Studies ( Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies )
  • Medicine ( Albert Einstein College of Medicine )
  • Psychology ( Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology )
  • Law ( Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law )
  • Social Work ( Wurzweiler School of Social Work)
  • Sue Golding Graduate Division


The main campus of the university, the Wilf Campus, is located in Washington Heights in northern Manhattan. 1928 there was a plan to make a large -scale expansion in oriental style including several gardens. Due to the world economic crisis in 1929 but this was nullified. With the purchase of adjacent buildings, the university could be expanded later. Facilities of the University are today in Manhattan ( Washington Heights, Murray Hill, Greenwich Village ), the Bronx, Queens and in Israel.


The sports teams of the Yeshiva University are the Maccabees. The university is a member of the Skyline Conference.

Famous people

Professors see Category: High school teacher ( Yeshiva University)